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on fine-tuning phosphorus requirements and evaluation procedures. This at first appears somewhat odd,
especially because there was a plethora of research
on phytase in times past, and also because non-rock
phosphate sources are not discussed seriously. If
anything, it proves that investing in phytase production
and marketing will continue to be a viable business, at
least for the near future. And, to close the section on
enzymes, here is something relatively new: muramidase. I will let you look this one up because I think it is
worth at least reading about it.

ESPN REMAINS A
EUROPEAN event, and
as such it has to focus
on one of Europe's big
deficits: protein.
Protein sources

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ESPN remains a European event, and as such it has
to focus on one of Europe's big deficits: protein. This
was addressed during a plenary session with three
very interesting lectures, but it was also reflected in
numerous research abstracts. The scope of research
was sufficiently wide ranging, from reducing crude
protein in poultry diets (benefiting the use of feed-grade
amino acids) to replacing imported soybean protein
with local protein coming from fava beans or rapeseed,
for example. The latter source appears to be the protein
of choice as the European Union has decided to use
rapeseed oil as a biofuel, thus leaving its byproduct as a
protein source for animals. This is a big discussion that
will be addressed in another issue, but the conclusion
remains that Europe continues protein deficient and
opportunities abound for new additives, new cultivars
and even new uses of old ingredients, such as linseed.

Gut health
This was the most unimpressive section, at least
for those of us who have been involved in replacing
antibiotics with anything imaginable even before the
EU decided they had to be banned. As it was to be
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Egg Industry - November 2019
Are cage-free egg sales hitting a ceiling?
How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered
Broad review of research presented during 2019 ESPN
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - Are cage-free egg sales hitting a ceiling?
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - 4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered
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Egg Industry - November 2019 - Broad review of research presented during 2019 ESPN
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